Orthodox Order of Saint John
Welcome to the Knights of the Orthodox Order of Saint John Russian Grand Priory (OOSJ)
The OOSJ is committed to the ancient ministry of our forebearers: caring for pilgrims, ministering to the poor and unfortunate, promoting the love of God, and living a godly life. We can proudly say that our Order admits all who love God and who sincerely promise to promote the dignity of life through our love for our neighbors, wherever and whoever they may be.
By our charitable acts and giving we help promote the dignity of every human being and build up the vision of the city of God for which we all pray and hope and strive.
The Order’s original work and ministry continues and remains important and relevant today. Today, more than ever before, we are called to live into and live out the important works of mercy, charity. We are called to live according to the precepts that the original Knights of Saint John believed in and practiced. Today, more than ever before, each one of us is called to do and be part of good deeds and worthy works wherever we live and move and have our being. Our good deeds may be small or large; significant or unnoticed; by our involvement in community charitable organizations; through our donations and gifts to charitable works; and through our oblations and gifts to the merciful works of our Order. Many poor and unfortunate people – young and old alike – have been helped by the Order and our members, yet we must not rest on our accomplishments but seek out new opportunities to fulfill our obligations.
The OOSJ is a chivalric order recognized worldwide by the Russian Orthodox Church and is under the Imperial patronage of the Romanov dynasty. The OOSJ is a qualified charitable organization registered with the IRS. The OOSJ is a recognized Non-Governmental Organization at the United Nations.
Pro Fide Pro Utilitate Hominum
The Knights of the Orthodox Order of Saint John Russian Grand Priory